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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 1, 2011 6:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Keith and Another Great '73

Oh ha ha. Here we go again...

I definitely see that he's The Amazing BK, and he impresses me more and more as I get more tuned in to what he's doing apart from Mickey. But if by "core" you mean, not "founding member" (which would include Pigpen), or "founding member who never left" (which is just a historical fact), or really really good (which isn't the same as "core" IMO), or key to the development of the sound/nature of the band (in which case Hunter has to be core too), but "they absolutely would not sound the same at all and wouldn't be the same band without him and it wouldn't even really BE the Grateful Dead if he left and were replaced, the sound is THAT distinctive and inescapably central for the average listener's experience of the band," then there are THREE in the core ...

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Oct 1, 2011 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Keith and Another Great '73

Very nice insightful review AR,and I would say in connection with the 72'-74' era lineup that all 5 were core members,all irreplaceable,all of equal importance.